Joseph Caraccio is a graduate of New York Law School where he was the President of the New York Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society. Joseph is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review in any state in the US. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and many local grassroots organizations advocating for immigrant rights and government reform. Prior to attending law school, Joseph lived in Mexico City where he studied Mexican Culture Studies and Conversational Spanish at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Joseph Caraccio has been practising immigration law since 2012. his legal practice is focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and defending those who face removal (deportation). Most of his current caseload involves the representation of individuals in removal/deportation proceedings.

Caraccio represents many clients that have been living in the United States for the majority of their life but have been convicted of, or are currently facing criminal charges. My clients find themselves in immigration court for criminal charges ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious federal felonies involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and even attempted murder. However, many of his clients have no criminal records and are facing immigration issues based solely on the location of their birth.

Mr. Caraccio represents many individuals seeking asylum in the US after fleeing countries where they were persecuted for their religion, race, political opinion, sexual orientation, or other reasons. These people have come to the US as refugees from countries guilty of atrocious human rights violations.

Much of the immigration work Mr. Caraccio handles is at the appellate level doing agency appeals and Federal Court appeals.

Mr. Caraccio volunteers providing legal assistance to unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings or being detained at the border. He tries to provide pro bono legal representation to children in these situations when possible. He also provides free US immigration law information and resources to immigrants and other immigration lawyers through online publications at

Mr. Caraccio was a judge at NYU’s National Immigration Law Competition (ILC) in 2018 and 2019.



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In 2016 & 2017 Joseph Caraccio was recognized by ASLA as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in the area of immigration law. Joseph Caraccio was also recognized as one of the 10 best immigration lawyers in New York for 2016, 2017, & 2018, by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Joseph Caraccio was recognized in 2017 by the National Advocates as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40.

Super Lawyers® awarded Joseph Caraccio as a Rising Star ™ in the field of immigration law in 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020. Recognition by Super Lawyers® is truly a testament to Mr. Caraccio's skills and knowledge in the area of immigration law and his reputation in the legal community.  

Joseph Caraccio was awarded the Silver Client Champion Award from Martindale Hubbell in 2018 & 2019 recognizing him for excellent client reviews and recommendations. Look at Joseph's client reviews, peer endorsements, and his overall rating on and Birdseye.

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